Molly Morgan is a boutique vineyard wedding venue in Lovedale, Hunter Valley. We love it because it’s really hard to find a reception venue in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country which lets you create a totally bespoke and unique wedding – you normally have to venture much further out of the main area to find this! So, if you’re a DIY couple who wants a venue which lets your creative juices totally flow but still wants to be in the thick of wine country, this one’s for you! (….Don’t worry if you don’t want to Do-It-ALL-Yourself, there’s a Wedding Planner available to help you design the best day possible….)
We chatted with Sara, Molly Morgan’s Customer Coordinator, to get you all the details on this pretty winery venue.
Tell us a little bit about Molly Morgan and its wedding philosophy.
At Molly Morgan, we pride ourselves on accommodating your requests as best as possible. The format of your wedding is completely up to you, alternatively our creative Wedding Planner can customise a personal wedding package. The choice is yours, after all it is your special day!
You have exclusive use of the estate for the weekend, from Friday at noon until Sunday at noon, so you can have a total wedfest! Design a wedding weekend extravaganza full of amazing events for your guests.
Which three words best describe a Molly Morgan wedding?
Where in the Hunter Valley are you located & what’s it like around there?
Molly Morgan is located in the heart of Lovedale and a neighbour to many other unique boutique wineries. Molly Morgan is a working winery and has a breathtaking view of the Brokenback mountain ranges and is immersed around grape vines and natural bushland.
What are your favourite features of the property?
There are so many but if I have to choose it would be the view across the dams to the mountain ranges, the stunning vineyard and the bushland views all around.
The winery is beautiful any time of year; each season has its own distinct appeal:
- Spring: Bud burst; The vines spring to life with subtle green foliage along with the hills and pastures.
- Summer: Harvest; the most vibrant and exciting time of year, warm days, cooled by sporadic thunderstorms and ocean breezes. The hot Summer days provide the perfect backdrop for any occasion.
- Autumn: The vines turn a warm orange-red hue and leaves start to fall from the vines, truly a photographer’s dream!
- Winter: Clear blue skies and frosty cool temperatures, the perfect excuse to sit beside the fireplace and cosy up with a glass of wine.
It’s really hard to find a wedding venue in Lovedale which lets you create a bespoke wedding. Tell us about the freedom couples have to create a totally unique day when they book with you.
When you have your wedding at Molly Morgan Vineyard, you are free to make all the decisions regarding your wedding day. You are not locked into wedding packages as offered by the other commercial venues in the Hunter Valley, nor do you have to share the venue with other people.
At Molly Morgan, you close the front gate and the estate is yours!
It is your day and therefore your choice. You decide the number of guests, the style of wedding, type of catering and have control of the costs.
Where on the property can couples have their ceremony?
We have a large elevated site that can accommodate a marque for 200 guests for the ceremony. There are numerous sites near the dams under the spreading gum trees to hold an outdoor ceremony.
Tell us about your accommodation.
Our self-catering, 4-bedroom homestead featuring 3 queen bedrooms, including the master bedroom with en-suite, 1 twin bedroom is on 60 stunning acres. The house is situated in the middle of the vineyard and features a large open kitchen with the living and dining areas sharing glorious views over the vineyard and Brokenback Ranges. Perfect for bridal party pre-wedding preparation.
Our Homestead is part of the ‘Greening Lovedale’ program, and features 100% renewable energy for power, rainwater tanks and grey water systems.
Venue hire includes use of the accommodation for up to 8 guests. Guests have a number of accommodation choices, all within minutes of Molly.
What services do you provide for couples leading up to and on the wedding day?
We work closely with Umbrella Events; Lisa Fraser provides our event management services and holds 12 years’ experience in the industry for both small and large event. Umbrella Events will work with you every step of the way and offer a focused, personalised range of services including:
- Event support, planning and coordination
- Event day on-site management
- Post event briefings
- Contacting and coordinating suppliers
Based in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Umbrella Events are more than happy to travel to other regional areas and interstate to discuss your event needs.
We’ve heard you’ve got some exciting new wedding options – what are they?
For those who prefer an alcohol-free wedding, we are happy to oblige! As an alternative, the charges that would occur as per our wine purchase requirements can be substituted as an accommodation credit and offered as an anniversary weekend away the following year.
If you’d like alcohol at your wedding you can save a lot by booking with us over a venue who requires a set alcohol package. At a Molly Morgan wedding you purchase wines at MOMO club prices which are approximately 30% less than recommended retail price. Then your purchase remain the bookers property and can be retained. The booker is free to arrange other beverages if required in the addition to the above purchase.
A minimum wine purchase from the selection of Molly Morgan Vineyard stock of red and wines is required. Wines must be purchased on the basis of a bottle per adult guest over the age of 18 years.
How far ahead do couples need to book to secure their date and what’s the best way to get in touch to arrange a viewing?
Molly Morgan weekend accommodation is very popular and weekends are usually booked out for the upcoming 6 months. Therefore, reserving your wedding date at least 6 months ahead is always the safest bet, the more advanced the booking the better! Email me for all our hire information and to see if your date is available!
For more information on this gorgeous winery venue, check out Molly Morgan’s wedding package information in their profile.
Professional photos by Azure Mysterious.